Welcome to the HCI Academy

Future-Proof Your Career with Industry-Recognized Strategic Capabilities


Industry-Recognized Courses, Micro-Credentials, and Certificates 

to Upskill and Re-skill for the Future of Work! 


Our HCI Academy upskill and re-skill courses, high-demand micro-credentials, and professional certificates are industry-recognized and cover the most important issues facing organizational leaders and human resources professionals today.

Our curriculum of industry-leading human resources and organizational leadership courses help managers and leaders navigate complex organizational, leadership, and HR issues, stay at the cutting edge of innovation in HR, and bring their whole selves to their work. The applied curriculum will help you make your mark on the future of work and make an immediate impact in your organization!

All HCI Academy courses, high-demand micro-credentials, and professional certificates are designed, developed, and delivered by award-winning and internationally renowned scholars, educators, thought leaders, executives, and practitioners. Each course is approved for 5 hours of recertification credits from the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and verified via Credly.


What is a Micro-Credential?


An HCI Academy micro-credential is a short, competency-based recognition that allows a professional to demonstrate mastery in a particular area (verified by Credly). HCI Academy micro-credentials are grounded in research and best practice and designed to be:   

  • Personalized: You can create your own learning journey, based on your interests and career goals; gaps in your skills; and the specific needs of your team and organization. 
  • Flexible: You can study when it’s convenient for you, alone or with your peers. 
  • Performance-based: Unlike “sit-and-get” certifications, HCI Academy micro-credentials are awarded based on demonstrated mastery of the subject matter, not just for showing up. 

What is a Micro-Credential?


An HCI Academy micro-credential is a short, competency-based recognition that allows a professional to demonstrate mastery in a particular area (verified by Credly). HCI Academy micro-credentials are grounded in research and best practice and designed to be:   

  • Personalized: You can create your own learning journey, based on your interests and career goals; gaps in your skills; and the specific needs of your team and organization. 
  • Flexible: You can study when it’s convenient for you, alone or with your peers. 
  • Performance-based: Unlike “sit-and-get” certifications, HCI Academy micro-credentials are awarded based on demonstrated mastery of the subject matter, not just for showing up. 

Our Industry-Recognized Courses, Micro-Credentials, and Certificates


Our self-paced courses ($250 each) are designed to take approximately 5 hours. Each asynchronous course provides applied, reflective, and social learning experiences that leverage the wisdom and insights of global thought leaders and industry experts. Additionally, each course features in-depth thematic and topical conversations with a mix of renowned scholars, educators, executives, and practitioners. Each course is approved for 5 hours of recertification credits from the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and verified by Credly.

Our courses utilize gamification, the use of game-based mechanics, aesthetics and game thinking to engage people, motivate action, promote learning and solve problems. Additionally, you will receive individualized feedback and have the opportunity to expand your professional network! 

Sign up for the complete 4-course20-hour Leading the Future Organization CertificateInnovative Human Capital Certificate, or The Employee-Centric Workplace Certificate programs and get all 4 courses for just $800. The entire certification can typically be completed within 10 weeks and is approved for 20 hours of recertification credits from the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and verified by Credly.


HCI Academy Micro-Credential and Certificate Pathways




Complete all 4 Courses and Receive the Industry-Recognized Professional Certificate!


Sign up for the complete 4-course20-hour Leading the Future Organization Certificate, Innovative Human Capital Certificate, or The Employee-Centric Workplace Certificate programs and get all 4 courses for just $800. The entire certification can typically be completed within 10 weeks. 

Coming Soon! Be sure to stay tuned for the launch of 8 new 5-hour micro-credentials and 2 new 20-hour certificates in the areas of motivation and empowermentperformance management, and workplace resilience Each certificate is approved for 20 hours of recertification credits from the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and verified by Credly.


Corporate Training and Executive Leadership Development Solutions!


Not only are HCI Academy courses, high-demand micro-credentials, and professional certificates sought after for individuals looking to develop their professional skills, competencies, and capabilities, they provide a perfect corporate solution for organizations wanting to implement employee trainings and leadership development programs.

Are you interested in creating a customized executive development program? Let our team of expert and award-winning training and development specialists and curriculum designers help you develop an engaging and flexible program tailored to your organization's unique needs.

With a repository of nearly 600 (and counting) recorded webinar conversations on a wide range of people management and organizational leadership topics, all with award-winning and internationally renowned scholars, educators, thought leaders, executives, and practitioners, we can help you develop and deliver an impactful executive development program.

Contact us at www.innovativehumancapital.com to explore options and opportunities.


Each HCI Academy Micro-Credential Course has been approved for 5.00 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

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